Nick Faldo: Golf
Sir Nicholas Alexander Faldo, MBE (born: July 18, 1957 in Welwyn Garden City, England) is one of English golf’s greatest. He’s a 6-time major champion, one of the top handfuls of golfers from his era between the late 1970s until the mid 1990s.
Greatest Sporting Achievements
Faldo has over 40 professional wins that include 30 victories on the European Tour, leading the tour in money and scoring, and six major championships – three Open Championships in 1987, 1990 and 1992 and three Masters in 1989, 1990 and 1996. He received the European Tour Order of Merit (money leader) in 1983 and 1992, PGA Tour Player of the Year in 1990 and is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. In 2009, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth.
Why Is He So Good?
Nick Faldo is one of the best players around his era. He is known for his single-minded dedication to the game. He had a special way of folding his arms and was a steady player who always found himself in contention.
What You May Not Know
- He became captain of the European Ryder Cup team in 2008.
- The first sport he was ever passionate about was cycling but turned to golf after watching Jack Nicklaus on television at the 1971 Masters.
- Nick Faldo’s business interests include golf course design and academies.
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